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Tough Challenges Ahead on Political and Scientific Fronts

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Science  19 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5580, pp. 312-313
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5580.312

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BARCELONA, SPAIN-- Politics grabbed much of the attention at the XIV International AIDS Conference here last week, which featured demonstrations by angry activists and the participation of more world leaders than had attended the meeting before. But several important research presentations shared the spotlight and helped demolish a long-standing complaint that these gatherings resemble a circus more than a venue to swap cutting-edge data.